While sales increased to Africa (+7.3 percent), Asia (+1.9 percent), and the EU countries (+6.5 percent), exports fell to America (-1.3 percent), the European countries outside EU (-4.4 percent) and the Middle East countries (-31.6 percent).
Imports increased by 4.1 percent to EUR42.31 billion. Purchases rose for: works of arts (+2.8 percent); wood, paper & cardboard (+3.8 percent); textiles, leather (+5.3 percent); rubber products & plastics (+4.2 percent); ships, trains & bikes (+11.0 percent), refined oil (+11.5 percent); jewelry, toys, furniture (+4.1 percent), electrical and household equipment (+6.5 percent), metalurgical and metal products (+5.3 percent), aerospace industry products (+2.8 percent) and automotive products (+9.6 percent). In contrast, imports fell for: pharmaceuticals (-0.7 percent), chemicals (-0.3 percent), natural hydrocarbons (-2.3 percent), agriculture products (-0.3 percent); computers, electronic & opticals (-1.5 percent) and perfumes, cosmetics, cleaning products (-0.4 percent).
In April 2015, trade deficit was at EUR3.13 billion.